Ski Club Freshtracks reach new peaks for 2014-15
Ski Club Freshtracks announce the new 2014-15 holiday line-up, including more great value options in Italy and North America, more for over 50s Peak Experience skiers and a fresh selection of un-tracked destinations for the powder hungry.
Ski Club Freshtracks provides inspirational group holidays matching skiers of a similar ability and using only the best instructors, mountain guides and Ski Club Leaders. This winning formula is ideal for those looking to develop their skiing, travelling independently or just wishing to share their passion for the mountains with other like-minded skiers. With so many of their guests booking and travelling independently Ski Club Freshtracks has again expanded the number of single rooms and choice of holidays available without a single supplement.
Following an increase in demand for on and off-piste instruction Ski Club Freshtracks has created more great value holidays where instruction or mountain guides are included in the price. There are also more ‘course only’ options available for those wanting to join in on the technique-polishing fun, and mountain craft courses for those keen to learn more about the un-tamed back-country.
Ski Club Freshtracks has also recognised the growing interest in off-piste and freeride skiing and expanded their ever-popular off-piste holidays and ski tours. Whether skiers want to conquer the iconic Vallée Blanche in Chamonix or be among the first to explore an emerging freeride hot spot, the Ski Club has tracked down the best mountain guides and created a series of trail-blazing packages that will guarantee their guests’ tracks will be among the first.
Making Fresh Tracks - New off-piste holiday destinations
NEW Off Piste Ski and Spa in Ponte di Legno, Italy
The Adamello ski area is THE new place for freeride skiers and is swiftly becoming one of the top off-piste destinations in Italy. Ponte di Legno is down the valley from Passo Tonale and linked by a new cable car that enables easy access to a vast number of itineraries and routes. Working with specially selected mountain guides, Ski Club Freshtracks has put together a programme that will allow their guests to explore this snowsure, up-and-coming freeride destination.
The Ponte di Legno Off Piste and Spa holiday costs from £1,299 and includes 7 nights half board in the 4* Hotel Acquaseria and spa, flights, resort transfers and six full days with a mountain guide and Ski Club Leader service, departing 10 January and 7 March 2015.
NEW Adleboden Off Piste Adventure
This quaint traditional Swiss resort offers 200km of pistes and a wealth of accessible off-piste terrain. The Freshtracks holiday includes 3 days with mountain guides who will take guests even further from the beaten track and reveal another side to this beautiful area.
The Adelboden Off Piste Adventure costs from £1,199 and includes 7 nights half board in the 4*Hotel Beausite, flights, resort transfers, 3 full days with a mountain guide and Ski Club Leader service, departing 24 January 2015.
NEW Crans Montana Off Piste
Crans Montana isn’t just a resort for the rich and famous. While the glitterati are shopping and sipping champagne those seeking fresh tracks can test their turns in an abundance of easy-to-access off-piste before meeting up with a local instructor who will uncover the resort’s secret snow stashes.
The Crans Montana Off Piste holiday costs £875 and includes 7 nights half board in the 3* Hotel Olympic, rail transfers, 3 full days with an instructor and Ski Club Leader service, departing 31 January 2015.
NEW Ski Touring: Go wild in Finnmark, Norway
Finnmark lies 200km north of the Lyngen Alps and is one of Europe’s last untouched wildernesses. Ski Club Freshtracks is one of the few companies offering ski touring trips to this incredible and remote region.
The Finnmark tour costs £1,475 and includes 7 nights’ accommodation in a self catering lodge, food budget, private group transfer and a mountain guide. There are no ski lifts in this region so skiers must be experts and prepared to hike for 4-6 hours. Trip departs 3 May 2015.
Other new and exciting ski touring options include a Zugspitz weekend near Garmisch, a Val d’Bagnes Safari and the ‘Powder Highway’ exploration of Revelstoke, Naumlten Mountain, Whitewater and Red Mountain which includes a stay in the remote Valkyr lodge accessible only by helicopter.
NEW Ski Touring in British Columbia: Powder Highway Exploration
The Powder Highway Exploration costs £1950 and includes 14 nights’ accommodation, private minibus, guides for 3.5 days, heli shuttles to and from Valkyr lodge and Ski Club Leader service. Trip departs 26 February.
More great value action in Italy
Excellent value, food and skiing - Italy has it all and Ski Club Freshtracks has expanded the number of holiday options there to make the most of it. There are more holidays to Madonna and the Dolomites, new off-piste instruction in Passo Tonale, technique development in Folgarida, weekends to Madesimo and a new family holiday to Pinzolo.
NEW Italian Off Piste Instruction
Passo Tonale is tucked up in the Trentino region of Italy and boarders Lombardy. The high-altitude resort guarantees fantastic conditions and snowfalls throughout the winter. There’s plenty of great terrain here for those new to off-piste skiing looking to develop their skills.
The Italian Off Piste holiday costs £799 and includes 7 nights half board in the 3* Albergo Angelo, return flights from London Gatwick, resort transfers, 3 full days with an instructor and Ski Club Leader service, departing 10 January and 28 February 2015.
NEW Dolomites Development in Folgarida
Ski Club Freshtracks ‘Development’ holidays are ideal for those looking to hone their ski technique and rule the pistes. Folgarida is the gateway to over 150km of cruisey blues and rolling red pistes in the Campiglio ski area, a stunning world heritage site.
The Dolomites Development holiday costs £799 and includes 7 nights half board in the 3* Hotel Alaska, return flights from London Gatwick, resort transfers, 2 full days with an instructor and Ski Club Leader service, departing 24 January and 7 March 2015.
NEW Italian Instruction Weekend to Madesimo
This is a ski weekend for those who want a short ski-filled break with instruction and relaxation. Madesimo is a beautiful, compact resort just 138km from Milan. The short, easy transfer, modern lift system and well groomed pistes create an outstanding destination for a weekend ski trip. Not only do guests get four days on snow but they can also enjoy the spa and wellness area in the hotel and benefit from the technique-boosting tips from local instructors.
The Italian Instruction weekend to Madesimo costs £799 and includes 4 nights half board in the 3* Hotel La Meridiana, return flights from London Heathrow, resort transfers, 2 full days with an instructor and Ski Club Leader service, departing 5 February and 12 March 2015.
NEW Family holidays to Pinzolo, Flaine and Engelberg
Whether the whole family is looking to progress their ski level, learn to ski off-piste or just want to meet and ski with other families, Ski Club Freshtracks takes the hassle out of a family ski trip.
Prices for Ski Club Freshtracks family holidays with off piste instruction start from £1019 and include 7 nights chalet board accommodation in Ski Club Chalet Freshtracks in Flaine, resort transfers, five days ski instruction, transceiver hire and the services of a Ski Club Leader, departing 27 December 2014.
Big skiing for little bucks in America
What better way to take advantage of the favourable exchange rate than by treating yourself to a big American ski adventure? This season Ski Club Freshtracks has introduced the USA Ultimate Ski Experience which gives the opportunity to ski six different resorts in two weeks, across two American states. The trip begins in Park City and ends in the incredible Jackson Hole. Also new this year is the ‘Colorado Experience’ which explores the highlights of Vail and Steamboat, a resort that’s famed for its champagne powder.
The USA Ultimate Ski Experience costs £1,499 and includes 14 nights’ accommodation, private minibus transfers from the airport and between resorts, one full day with a mountain guide and Ski Club Leader service, departing 9 March 2015.
The Colorado Experience costs £2,199 and includes 10 nights’ accommodation, private minibus transfers from the airport and between resorts, and Ski Club Leader service, departing 8 March 2015.
More peaks for the over 50s
The range of Ski Club Freshtracks Peak Experience* holidays for over 50s has been expanded due to an ever-increasing demand. Peak Experience holidays are based in resorts selected for their superb skiing and more sophisticated après, and are hugely popular. They come under three categories – ‘Action’ holidays on piste, ‘Performance’ holidays with instruction included, and ‘Off-Piste’ holidays with instructors or mountain guides. The Ski Club has listened to its loyal following and introduced more holidays for advanced Peak Experience skiers to St. Anton, Flaine, Chamonix, Andermatt, Wengen, Engelberg, Davos and - new this year - Ponte di Legno.
New course-only options
Those that prefer the flexibility of making their own travel arrangements but still want to join in on the Ski Club Freshtracks fun can now enjoy ‘course-only’ options in Flaine, Chamonix and L’Espace Killy. The courses are designed to take a skier’s technique and mountain skills to the next level and beyond using top internationally qualified instructors and mountain guides. They’re also a great way for solo skiers to develop their skills with a group and meet other skiers. Prices for the course only option start from £399.
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